Multi-playing up to 8 characters is permitted, with the following rules: - You may only have one character link-live if it is a deadly character (if it appears under the "who deadly" section of the who list). You may have more than one character online as long as none of your characters are listed under the "who deadly" section of the who list. - Using multiple characters to spam any player or channel via making all characters say/tell/chat/avtalk a same message or series of messages is highly frowned upon and may earn each character a silence. - Using multiple connections to avoid multi limits is strictly prohibited. any violation of this rule will result in the harshest of punishment. NOTE: Link-dead characters are not considered to be "online." WARNING: Anyone violating the 8 character limit faces punishment up to and including immediate deletion of any characters logged at the time.
Multiplay is having more than one character logged into the game at the same time from a single connection. The game establishes this by checking how many characters are logged on from your external IP. This means that if you have two computers on a local network but on a single internet connection, logging two characters will still be multiplaying.
Multiplaying is usually a good thing, but it's frowned upon for some activities. Guild-entry quests and many immortal-run quests forbid it and some mobs and rooms act differently depending on how you respond to an IP check.
If you have eight characters logged on from your connection, the mud will not let you log in a ninth one.
Logging on your cleric and your warrior at the same time is multiplaying.